3 pound cottages
Streatley on thames - berkshire
*Goring & Streatley Station (London Paddington within the hour) – 0.8 miles
*River Thames 0.5 miles *Reading - 10 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes)
*M4 (Junction 12) - 10 miles *Henley on Thames -13 miles
*Newbury -14 miles *Oxford - 17 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
A delightful 4 bedroom ‘Mews’ Cottage, set in mature private gardens, incorporating Georgian period style architectural features, whilst also benefitting from modern open plan living accommodation, four bedrooms and a separate garage.
Privately situated adjacent to the top of the historic High Street of this favoured Thameside village, within the heart of a conservation area, conveniently placed for the village primary school, as well as for the excellent range of shops and amenities in the adjoining village of Goring-on-Thames located just over the River bridge in Oxfordshire, which includes a mainline station affording access to London Paddington in under the hour.
Delightful private location within close-walking distance of extensive amenities & River Thames
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room with Bay Window & Fireplace
2 Double Bedrooms with Wardrobes
3rd Single Bedroom
4th Double Bedroom
Spacious lawned Front Garden
Rear Courtyard Garden
The picturesque village of Streatley on Thames lies in a valley on the Berkshire side of the river between Reading and Oxford, facing Goring on the Oxfordshire side. The surrounding countryside is designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and historically this was a natural crossing point of the river, set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap’. The interesting High Street, which forms the central part of the village running down to the river and the bridge across to Goring, is now a ‘Conservation Area’ where there are a wealth of period properties many of considerable architectural merit including a thatched cottage, a beautiful William and Mary house and an Elizabethan Farmhouse, supposedly haunted by a lady in white. Following the building of the railway through the Thames Valley by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in approximately 1840, the villagers of Streatley decided the railway should go on the Goring side with the result now that while Streatley has changed little, the village of Goring on Thames has grown substantially and is now the larger village. Behind Streatley the ground rises steeply where the Berkshire Downlands meet the wide Thames Valley and from the top there are panoramic views far into Oxfordshire. The woodland and hills surrounding Streatley have been acquired in recent years by the National Trust and the extensive bridleways and footpaths are now open to the public.
In the village there is a parish church with Norman origins, a luxury riverside four star hotel, The Swan, which also offers a leisure and fitness club and Coppa Club restaurant. At the top of the High Street is the Bull Inn which was an old coaching inn when the Royal Mail stopped en-route between Oxford and London. There is also a prestigious golf club, established over one hundred years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside. The village also boasts its own very well regarded Streatley Primary School, with the outstanding secondary school, ‘The Downs’, being in catchment for the village also, and having its own bus route. The local area is also extremely well catered for by private schools, with school busses also leaving from the village for Cranford House & Moulsford Prepatory, St Helen & St Catherine’s, and The Manor.
Across the river, the larger village of Goring on Thames offers a wide range of amenities and facilities including shops, modern health centre, traditional inns, a hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Oxford, Reading and up to London (Paddington). There is also easy access for the major local towns, including Oxford, Reading and Newbury, the M40 and M4 motorways, the latter linking directly to Heathrow.
Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and central / City of London destinations.
The property enjoys a scenic location in the heart of a conservation area, within walking distance of high street amenities, riverside and mainline station. An attractive 4 bedroom mews cottage with architectural features of the Georgian period style. The front door opens into an initial hallway area with cloakroom to one side and opens up to a large open plan Sitting / Dining Room with fireplace and herringbone parquet floor, light and airy spanning from front to back of the cottage. To the rear is a modern fitted kitchen with view over the courtyard garden. On the first floor are two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes, a third large single bedroom and a family bathroom. To the second floor is a further spacious double bedroom with basin.
Across the main frontage to Pound Cottages there is a low brick and flint wall, with mature planting at the front of a long lawned front garden with path to the front door. At the rear is a delightful sunny patio garden with planted borders, leading directly off the main reception room. A gate from the rear garden leads out to a private forecourt with single garage in a block.
Services: All main services are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating and hot water.
Council Tax: D
EPC Rating: D / 58
Postcode: RG8 9JH
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: Directions
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Continue across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights turn right onto the Wallingford Road Pound Cottages will be seen immediately on the right-hand side behind a small green. Communal parking can be found either in front of the green or within the immediate vicinity. The private garaging for the property is located behind the properties, with vehicular access at the top of the High Street just before reaching the traffic lights.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.
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